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Признания современных женщин
Confessions of Modern Women

Author(s): Ludmiła Łucewicz
Subject(s): Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: confession; woman; Rudkovskaya; Marinicheva; Kol
Summary/Abstract: In numerous modern women’s “confessions” it is possible to find a “confession narrative”, rules of self-analysing, methods of subjectivation, phenomenological existentialism. The article analyses individual episodes of three autobiographical confessions, the authors of which are Yana Rudkovskaya, Olga Marinicheva, Lyudmila Kol – women of different professions, education and literary skills. Including the word “confession” in the name of their works, they all actually abandoned religious connotations, but did not refuse – to the extent of their understanding – a claim to frankness, documentary, and truthfulness of the narration. Their “confessions” are considered female due to various reasons, pursue different goals and are addressed to different recipients. However, in spite of the structural semantic variety of the texts the authors of autobiographical confessions share a common intention: they “make confessions, from which they later make books” (М. Фуко, Воля к истине: по ту сторону знания, властии сексуальности. Работы разных лет, Москва 1996, с. 158).

  • Page Range: 269-285
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Russian, Polish, Ukrainian